Pt. Vaishnavi: “I expressly denied that the Kashmir problem was a closed chapter…”

CKS's Mona Bhan recently published a moving tribute to her late grandfather, Pandit Rughonath Vaishnavi. Pt. Vaishnavi, who passed away in 1996, was a champion of the Kashmiri right to self-determination. Bhan recalls: I remember Rughonath Vaishnavi, whom I called Papa, waking up very early in the mornings ––– sometimes before the crack of dawn ––– … Continue reading Pt. Vaishnavi: “I expressly denied that the Kashmir problem was a closed chapter…”

Our Mourning is Real: The Politics of Memorialization in the Activism Against Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir

By Niharika Pandit In ‘The Storytelling of Science’, a debate organized by the Arizona State University, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about Dutch painter Van Gogh’s pre-dawn painting Starry Night. Tyson says that the painting has a foreground—it has Cyprus trees, a village, Church steeple, among other things, yet Van Gogh did not name the … Continue reading Our Mourning is Real: The Politics of Memorialization in the Activism Against Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir